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Chinese Style Capitalism: Its Strengths Are Also Its Vulnerabilities

Walden Bello Foreign Policy in Focus
Workers at an Apple factory in China. China’s economy might be called “capitalism with Chinese characteristics,” not “socialism with Chinese characteristics” as Deng Xiaoping described it. Most unique is a Communist Party structure that parallels the government structure at all levels.

Media Bits and Bytes - December 3, 2019

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Bloomberg News and Bloomberg for Prez / Covering the UK Election / Google's Anti-Union / Iran vs Internet / Digital Chains / COPRA / .Org Privatized? / China Copes With Fake News / The Disinfo Kings

United States Foreign Policy: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Harry Targ MR Online
The contradictory character of Trump foreign policy has left the peace movement befuddled. Perhaps the task is to include in the project of building a progressive majority ideas about challenging the US as an imperial power.

Friday Nite Videos | October 18, 2019

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John Oliver | Weather. Rising Up | Bernie 2020. Glory to Hong Kong: A New Protest Anthem. Hosting G7 at Doral Violates the Constitution. The Irishman | Movie.

Glory to Hong Kong: A New Protest Anthem

After months of peaceful marches and clashes, Hong Kong protesters have begun staging a different type of demonstration - mass singalongs of a new song called Glory to Hong Kong.

Trump’s Undeclared State of Emergency

John Feffer Foreign Policy in Focus
Trump is counting on his base to endorse his increasingly open law-breaking. It may not end well. His public appeal to China last week to help uncover dirt on the Biden family was both a brazen flouting of the law and an astute political tactic.

Tidbits - Oct. 3, 2019 - Reader Comments: Impeachment; Global Climate Strike; Peggy Lipschutz Remembered; Science Education; Venceremos Brigade; Holocaust Partisans; China at 70; Resources; Announcements - New York, Brooklyn, New Haven, more...

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Reader Comments: Impeachment; Global Climate Strike; Peggy Lipschutz Remembered; Science Education; Venceremos Brigade; Holocaust Partisans; China at 70; Mexico; Women's Work; Resources; Announcements - New York, Brooklyn, New Haven, and lots more..
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